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By CST ·
Logged in as Administrator, I set up MS Office on the 18 XP Prof. workstations in our computer lab. Then I set up users ("limited") since I don't want the students to have admin rights. When the first user logged in and wanted to use say, Word, itsaid the program wasn't installed. I logged back in as Admin and Word was just fine. What do I need to do to allow access to programs but still maintain security?

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by Haris In reply to XP Profiles

The profile ALL USERS is used to store programs and items that need to be accessible for all users. Once your program is listed in this profile it will be available for all users.

By default the all users profile is located at :
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

You should also add users to the group USERS.
The Users group is the most secure, because the default permissions allotted to this group do not allow members to modify operating system settings or other users' data.

The Users group provides the most secure environment in which to run programs. On a volume formatted with NTFS, the default security settings on a newly installed system (but not on an upgraded system) are designed to prevent members of this group from compromising the integrity of the operating system and installed programs. Users cannot modify systemwide registry settings, operating system files, or program files.

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